Today was a great day for Rick Hendrick!
The Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner became the first in the world to take
retail delivery photos of his 2019 Corvette ZR1.
Hendrick spent the day in Bowling Green, first at the Corvette Assembly Plant where they ceremoniously re-enacted the car coming off the line with Rick starting it up. He then took in the National Corvette Museum for lunch and photos before heading across the highway to the NCM Motorsports Park to do some touring laps in a Corvette Stingray.
Hendrick had won the rights to purchase VIN 001 at January’s Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction with a bid of $925,000. Proceeds from the ZR1 auction benefitted the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation which supports wounded veterans through the Building for America’s Bravest program.
Hendrick likes his Corvettes black and so it was no surprise that he chose to build a Black on Black Corvette ZR1 Convertible with the ZTK Performance Package. Here is the list of options from the National Corvette Museum:
Hendrick’s ZR1 is a black on black convertible with Jet Black and Adrenaline Red interior, Suede-Wrapped Upper Interior Trim Package, 3ZR Package, Competition Sport Bucket Seats, Red Seat Belts, Black Badge Package, 8-Speed Automatic Transmission with Paddle Shift, Carbon Fiber Hood, Carbon Fiber Ground Effects Package, ZR1 Carbon Flash-Painted Aluminum Wheels with Red Calipers, Track Performance Package, Performance Ride and Handling Suspension, NPP Performance Exhaust System, Performance Data & Video Recorder and more.
Kai Spande, Bowling Green Assembly’s plant manager, is shown driving the Black ZR1 through the National Corvette Museum to the outdoor exit for a photo op.
The NCM’s Katie Ellison told us that the 2019 ZR1s have not yet been released by the plant and that Mr. Hendrick was just visiting and taking photos with the car and did not take actual delivery. We have updated our title and certain portions of the article to reflect the clarification.
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